Location: Joes Valley Reservoir is located in Emery County, Utah. From Price take State Road 10 to Orangeville then head west on State Road 29 for about 15 miles. Please take precaution on the drive through the canyon. I've seen boulders fall down on the road multiple times. You can also get to the reservoir from the Ephraim Canyon Road in the summer time.
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Splake, Cutthroat Trout, Tiger Trout, Tiger Muskie, Utah Chub, and Bluehead Sucker.
Fishing Regulations: Updated for the 2021 fishing season. Limit 4 trout, only 1 trout may be over 18 inches.
Other Info: Two fish in the reservoir are listed on the Utah Fish Advisory website. Splake and Tiger Muskie tested with elevated levels of mercury. The state record Albino Trout was caught here in 1989 at 9 pound 2 oz. The state record for catch and release Splake was caught here in 2015 at 29". Check the Utah state fishing records here. The area is very popular for rock climbing and bouldering.
History: The Joes Valley Reservoir dam construction began in 1963 and was completed on July 7th 1966.
Nearby Areas to Fish: Cottonwood Creek, Marys Lake, Grassy Lake, Blue Lake #3 (Jewkes), Academy Mill Reservoir, Petes Hole Reservoir, Soup Bowl, Cove Lake, Snow Lake, Loggers Fork Reservoir, John August Lake, Potters Ponds, Duck Fork Reservoir, Ferron Reservoir, and Millsite Reservoir.